Comparative subcutaneous absorption of local anesthetics: lidocaine, procaine and tetracaine.


The pH partition hypothesis was applied to the absorption of ionizable local anesthetic amines through the subcutaneous (s.c.) route. Solutions of lidocaine hydrochloride (LHCl), procaine hydrochloride (PHCl) and tetracaine hydrochloride (THCl) at various pH were implanted on s.c. animal tissue through a glass absorption cell. The s.c. absorption of these… (More)